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Bikers’ Christmas run helps St Francis’ Special School

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By Sean Moriarty

A Killarney motorcycle enthusiast and Special Needs Assistant at St Francis’ Special School has outlined the importance of the Kerry Bikers annual Christmas Bike Run.

Now in its fifth year, the run, which is organised by an amalgamation of several Kerry Motorcycle Clubs under the banner of Kerry Bikers, raises funds for St Francis’ Special School at St Mary of the Angels in Beaufort and Eagle Lodge in Tralee. It took place on the Sunday before Christmas. 

Over 150 bikers set off from Tralee on Sunday morning, stopping at Centra Muckross Road where additional local bikers joined the run which carried on to Killorglin and Castleisland.

Fiona Carroll, who works for the Beaufort school and took part in Sunday’s event on her Harley Davidson, said such events are vital to both schools.

“Events like this are essential, the money raised goes towards the purchase of sensory toys for children who are high on the autism spectrum. Unusually this year there was a lot of toys donated too as well as money,” she told the Killarney Advertiser.

“It was as great day, unusual for the time of year, the weather was great and dry roads made for nice riding. There were huge crowds out too – this was an outdoor event – but it was the first time in a long time that so many bikers were able to see each other.”

She also thanked Dave and Kay Foley, the main organisers of the event for their efforts. Mr Foley confirmed that at €2916 was raised on the day with more to come in.

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Fat dissolving injections target stubborn areas

By Jill O’Donoghue from Killarney Toning and Beauty Studio It may sound too good to be true but fat dissolving injections are as effective as the name suggests. They are […]

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By Jill O’Donoghue from Killarney Toning and Beauty Studio

It may sound too good to be true but fat dissolving injections are as effective as the name suggests.

They are administered by our in-house Dr. Micheal Flynn who has been attending our salon for the past 10 years. It is the double chin and neck area that is treated and is suitable for both men and women. If you haven’t heard of fat dissolving, it is a very popular and relatively new treatment that is used to target stubborn pockets of fat on the jaw line and chin area. The injection dissolves and eliminates fat cells in a safe and effective way, making it perfect for dealing with stubborn fat that simply won’t budge with exercise.

The main ingredient is a fat dissolving substance sodium deoxycholate, which is found naturally in the body. This is injected into the treatment area which over time will destroy the fat cells. These are then removed from the body by its own lymphatic system, a complex network that rids the body of unwanted toxins and waste.

It is important to understand that fat dissolving injections are not a weight loss treatment. The injections should only be used on people who are a healthy size or carrying a little extra weight. It’s most effective on the pockets of fat stored under the jawline, known as the double chin, a migration of fat cells from the cheeks to the jaw line.

The injections work at a slow pace. It can take serval weeks for full results, but once it’s gone, it’s gone. The results are permanent, once you don’t gain a massive amount of weight.

The next clinic is Monday August 22. To book an appointment or more information, call Jill on 064 6632966.

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Classic tractor drivers to embark on 400km drive to Killarney

By Sean Moriarty Six members of the Killarney Valley Classic and Vintage Club will set out from County Meath on Wednesday on vintage tractors. They are participating in the annual […]

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By Sean Moriarty

Six members of the Killarney Valley Classic and Vintage Club will set out from County Meath on Wednesday on vintage tractors.

They are participating in the annual Eastern Vintage Club’s Ring of Kerry Tractor Run which is raising funds for the Irish Motor Neurone Disease Association.

Over 50 vintage tractors, including the six Killarney examples, will leave Nobber in County Meath at lunchtime on Wednesday.

After an overnight stop in the midlands on Wednesday night and Newcastle West on Thursday night, the tractors are expected in Killarney town centre just after lunchtime on Friday.

The ‘spectacular show’, now a regular feature of the Killarney summer, will bring the town to a standstill for around one hour.

On Saturday morning the group will depart Tony Wharton’s farm in Fossa before a nine-hour drive around the Ring of Kerry.

The run will finish with a spectacular drive through the Gap of Dunloe.

“We hope to pass through town around 3.30pm on Friday,” said local organiser, Tom Wharton, who is one of the six Killarney-based drivers who will undertake the 400km journey from County Meath to Killarney. “It is always a spectacular show.”

On arrival in Killarney, tractors will be joined by a group of classic cars that will depart Nobber at 9am that morning.

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